So we are officially ready for the big Christmas feast! I find the the only way to achieve a stress free decorative food display is to PLAN AHEAD! My labeled platters have become quite the joke among friends who have been by the house this past week:
I do this for a number of reasons.
1. So that the day of, I am not running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to decide what fits best in what dish, what serving utensils to use. etc.
2. So that I don’t miss or forget any parts of the meal.
3. Most importantly: so that when there are 5 hands in the kitchen asking how they can help, it is obvious what needs to go where and how they can contribute.
Here’s to pre-planning a stress free beautiful meal!!
Update: December 25, 2012